David Cameron is now the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Congrats to Prime Minister Cameron and my many friends in the UK who were fighting for this outcome.
The Telegraph has a great timeline of the last few hours, as the Labour and Lib Dems negotiation fell apart.
Nick Clegg is to be Deputy Prime Minister in a full coalition. That should give stability. They have also agreed on the desirability for a fixed election term, which means the next election which can be held any time up to May 2015, may be set in law for May 2014 and every four years there after.
The Lib Dems have five Cabinet posts.
David Cameron is the 19th PM from Eton, out of 53 in total. He is the youngest for 200 years, aged only 43. I can safely say no one will ever beat Pitt the Younger’s record of becoming PM at age 24. Pitt was PM for a total of 20 years.
I’m very pleased by the result. Apart from the obvious political leanings, I had a lot of money on iPredict for Cameron to become Prime Minister.Tags: David Cameron, Gordon Brown, United Kingdom